Michael J. Stokes
ex-officio

Michael Stokes has been an executive in financial information & banking solutions all of his career, with assignments across the globe. His predilection for an overseas career, stemmed from his parents posting to Bahrain in the 1960ís. He was educated at St. Christopherís School, Manama & RAF School Muharraq, before attending Woodroffe School in Dorset. After which he attended Keele University, Staffordshire studying a multi-discipline degree in International Relations (Middle East Specialization).

Since then Michael has worked in the financial & banking markets, with Reuters, Dow-Jones, Misys & Sungard, as well as other application providers. This has led to Michael being assigned to Bahrain, Hong Kong, New Zealand, New York, Singapore and London. His roles have allowed him to interact with clients in most of Asia, Australasia, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Michael has lived in Dubai for the past 15 years with his family. He has a keen interest in International affairs, aviation, and Cartography (Collecting antique maps).